Pantech to Launch New Vega Smartphone

Pantech will launch the Vega Secret Up smartphone here through the nation's three major mobile carriers, the firm said Tuesday. It comes with a 5.6-inch display, slightly smaller than its predecessor’s. The Vega Secret Note was equipped with a 6-inch display.

The new gadget boasts improved privacy protection. Users can use their fingerprint to unlock the screen.

The device also offers a function that prevents other people around the user from viewing the screen in crowded places. The screen can be divided to run and display multiple apps simultaneously.

The smartphone runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS and costs W954,800 (US$1=W1,051). / Dec. 11, 2013 11:58 KST